Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OH NO!!!



I just finished my entry for the Mind Wide Open monthly contest, thinking I had until today to submit it--well, silly me, the deadline was last night, and the entries are going to be posted on that blog today! I read the date wrong! Oh, well, I finished this today while fighting seasonal allergies and the crummy migraine I woke up with, so I will post photos of my little project here. I started out with an unfinished oval frame that I bought at Michael's for $1. I sanded it, stained it, inked it, and embellished it! I used scrapbook paper from K&Co to cover the front, stamped flourishes with Colorbox Chalk Ink, and brushed it with Pearl Ex Powder. Then I added antique buttons, Prima "Center Kisses" and a Prima Embellishments flower. The image inside the frame is from Nancy Dooren, and I attached that to the Mind Wide Open challenge's background and glittered the image and added the suggested word, "Spring" that I clipped from an antique children's book. I also attached Mrs. Grossman's lace stickers around the edges, and put the background and image inside the frame. So, this month, I will look at all the pretty art that people have created, vote on my favorite, and try again next month! PS-the second photo is of my little frame sitting on my grandmother's dresser in my guest room. The dresser was in bad condition many years ago; my sister gave it to me after it sat in her garage for a long time, and my hubby sanded it for me so that I could paint it. I love that dresser and think of my sweet Grandma every time I go into that room!

7 comments:

Robin said...

Oh my goodness this is just stunning! Everything about it is just perfect and soooo sweet!

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so sorry Jann, but it is gorgeous!!!! I love it displayed on your grandmother's dresser too ~ so many beautiful goodies!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh no!!
But as a consolation, you have a really gorgeous work of art there!

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Anne

Sandy said...

OMG wow wow wow wow and again wow.

Debby said...

This is so pretty, love what you have created.
debby

Amber Heagerty said...

Jann, I am so sorry that you didn't get your entry in on time as it is truly a work of art!
That being said, I am very honored to have received YOUR vote for MY entry.
Artful hugs and Spring blessings,
Amber

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Jann!! I just love it so much...all of the frames you create are always stunning!! Your Grandmother's dresser is beautiful also and I love all the pretty things you have displayed on it! :)
Hope you are doing well...have been thinking of you.
Love, Carol Anne